Dr. Will Winter – November 2010

Our trainer for this month is Dr. Will Winter. Dr. Winter received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1975. He also received a degree in Animal Husbandry and completed post-graduate studies and conducted research in veterinary toxicology. After graduating he moved to Minnesota, specializing in surgical referrals and opened an emergency clinic. In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian, one of the largest and most successful holistic veterinary practices in the United States.

In 1983 he co-founded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

He writes for several veterinary and agricultural journals and web sites and has served as the veterinary advisor to the International Alliance of Sustainable Agriculture since 1984. He is the author of THE HOLISTIC VETERINARY HANDBOOK and manufactures and markets Rescue Animal Products as well being Director of Nutrition for Raw Bistro Pet Food, Inc.

In 1999 he sold his practice and the Sojourner Farms Pet Food Company to become a free-lance journalist and lecturer, teaching about holistic veterinary livestock issues, sustainable agriculture and traditional nutrition. He has recently founded the American Holistic Livestock Association.

Dr. Winter is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation for Minneapolis-St. Paul, distributes farm-fresh dairy products and farm food in the Twin Cities area, and moderates several web discussion groups. In 2008 he founded Traditional Foods MN. He works as a holistic herd heath consultant for grass-based livestock producers and, since 2005, has been the herd consultant for the Thousand Hills Cattle Company. He is now a livestock and forage consultant with Jerry Brunetti at Agri-Dynamics Livestock Products. A life-long devotee of the Great Plains of America, he resides in Minnesota. To contact Dr. Winter for consulting services you can contact him through his website at www.willwinter.com.

Dr. Winter touches on a variety of points from traditional animal care to holistic, preventative care and more. You will enjoy listening to and learning from Dr. Will Winter.

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